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      22.09.2013 13:12
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      Good to give or to receive.

      I have a trio of these simplistic figurines in my bedroom window: Wisdom, Loving angel and Bright Star. They were given to me as gifts on different occasions by family members and have come to hold sentimental value for me.

      I think most people will have some familiarity with the Willow Tree collection as it has become quite popular in recent years. When I first saw them I wasn't sure what to make of them - I certainly wasn't convinced that I liked them. The figures are small, plain and largely unadorned. The males wear plain loose, usually brown trousers, the females wear loose, long, cream smocks. They have brown hair and no faces. They are captured in a specific pose relevant to their name. They evoke a feeling or capture a moment in time.

      Wisdom (2003) is seated on a grey rock with her head bowed as she reads the pages of a book. I was given this gift by my sister when I had completed a period of study and passed the exams.

      Loving Angel (2002) was given to me by my daughter. This is a standing figure and has her head tilted demurely to one side and clasps a long stemmed red rose in both hands. She has a set of wings, formed by a series of metallic loops. I think it was the floral aspect which my daughter thought was relevant in this one as she knows I love gardening.

      Bright Star (2004) is also an angel and a standing figure. She clasps a shining, glittery star in her cupped hands. Again this was a gift from my sister. There is a message in this one which is a little bit tongue in cheek. My sister has a habit of asking me for (often awkward) favours and then breezily announcing 'you're a star' when I (reluctantly) agree to do them. (Perhaps it would have been more appropriate if she'd have given me a figure holding a 'mug'!)


      I have grown to love these artsy and distinctive ornaments. They have a visual appeal which grows on you and their simple style allows them to be displayed in a variety of settings - although, I prefer to keep them in my own rather feminine bedroom.

      The range is designed by American artist Susan Lordi and was first introduced in 2000. Since then this charming collection has grown enormously. The figures are cast from her original carvings, and then individually hand painted. Their simple shapes, muted colouring and emotional messages have a wide appeal and the range now includes cake toppers, candles, music boxes, journals and plaques as well as figures.

      I have no desire to become a collector of these but find them delightful and would love to own a few more - just a couple or three. I like the figures 'Abundance' which holds a large bouquet of pink flowers and the figure Simple Joys with her skirts full of flowers. I can imagine that I might become very addicted to acquiring these pieces if I started buying them for myself. I sometimes give them as gifts, however, as I love the expression these pieces convey despite their featureless faces. The figures 'speak' on your behalf.' I automatically tend to think of them as quite a 'girly' gift and have never given one to a man - but there are male figurines which would be suitable to giving to a male friend or family member if you wanted to. If you are stuck for present ideas the collection offers something for almost everyone.

      The only con to buying these though is that they are almost too popular now and tread the line between being kitsch and being an iconic item. My personal feeling is that so long as the range continues to come up with new ideas and feel fresh then I will continue to browse the collection.

      The collection is available from various retailers and the pieces are individually priced. Most are priced between 10 - 25 pounds so they are not that expensive. There are always Willow Tree pieces available in H. Samuel the jewellers and on the Amazon website. Would recommend.

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        19.03.2013 18:44
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        Beautiful.

        I love buying new things for around my home to make it all the more cosy and family orientated, & when I came across the Willow Tree figurines on Amazon I knew straight away that I wanted one!

        In the end after a lot of browsing, I decided to buy two - one for me & my fiancé, and one for my mum. The one that I chose for me and my fiancé is the 'Our Gift' figurine. We have a beautiful little boy together and this just really stood out to me and made me feel really proud of my little family.

        It is a mother a father cradling and looking down at their small baby. It sounds bizarre because the figures are completely faceless, but you can just kind of sense the love and proudness and it makes me feel really happy and content when I look at it. The one that I bought for my Mum for Mother's Day was of course the mother and daughter figurine which is the only one that I thought was suitable.

        I'm 19 and the figurine shows the mother with a little girl but I knew she'd like it still and I thought it might bring back some memories of when I was younger & all the amazing times we had! I was pondering on the idea of buying her the Promise figurine which shows a man and woman very much in love so that she could share it with my dad but seeing as it was Mother's Day I thought the mother & daughter one would be best.

        I have had my Our Gift figurine for almost two weeks and it has really fitted in well with my living room, it looks gorgeous on our mantle piece and is very eye catching but it doesn't stand out like a sore thumb. The colouring is subtle and gentle so it will fit in with any living room design I think. The figurine cost me £29 (full retail price is £36) and you can tell that it is expensive, it looks like its been hand carved and is really special looking. If I could afford it I would buy more but the price and the lovely, unique design make it feel really special.

        Cleaning the figurine is really easy and a damp cloth does the job but it really doesn't attract dust and because it sits on our mantle piece it is out of the way and so it doesn't really get dirty. It is very well made and durable and it stands on the mantle piece sturdily, it doesn't wobble or fall over or anything as it has a bit of weight to it.

        All in all, the willow tree figurines are amazing. The detailing is really nice and the overall look is just beautiful! The quality is amazing and I will be treasuring this figurine for a long time. My mum loves hers too and nearly cried when I gave it to her!

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          27.02.2013 22:38
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          Lovely gifts

          I am close to my sister and I feel we share a special bond. I am very close to my niece and we all spend time together regularly. It was no surprise to receive a Willow Tree figure for my birthday as I love their simplicity and meaning but it was extra special to receive one that meant so much. Willow Tree have many different sculptures that are quite angelic in their look and they are made from resin but made to look like carved wood.

          ==Price and availability==

          This is a an expensive sculpture as you are in effect getting two statues. It costs £29.99 and you can buy it from Amazon among other places.

          ==Description==

          The statues stand at around 4.5" and come with a little folded card that explains their meaning. Sisters by Heart-' Celebrating a treasured friendship of sharing and understanding' The little ladies look like they are carved from wood and feel quite heavy to hold, they are actually made from resin and have a flat base to stand on. They do not have any facial expressions and are wearing the standard Willow Tree gown. Each sister has dark hair and one has a bob whereas the other has shoulder length hair. There are slight variations in the colouring but this is because they are hand painted and slightly individual. The sisters are separate but one has her hands clasped fully together and the other has them slightly open so that they can embrace. It is very touching and it warms my heart to see them as it reminds me of my little sister!

          ==Overall==

          Willow Tree cater for all occasions and special moments, they are little gifts of hope and send out a special message to the receiver that you care about them. I find the ornaments so peaceful and serene to look at, they are like little angels and I love to have them in my room. I could not cope with too many as I hate dusting but they are amazing little things and they go with classical or contemporary decor. I would recommend them to anyone who has a loved one to buy for or even for a friend as they do really nice friend ones. Most come as one lady or gent rather than two and for this reason it makes it slightly more expensive! You could not really interpret the sister message with just one figure so you really do need two. This is why I find it so special and class it as my favourite. Well recommended.

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            05.01.2013 11:56
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            Lovely items which make a thoughtful gift

            It was around the time I was pregnant that I first started noticing the willow tree figure range in shop windows and I think that goes some way to tell you about the kind of sentimental figures that you will be able to buy from this range. I have been bought quite a few of these figures over the years and I have also bought some for friends too and so this is my review of my experience with them.

            The willow tree range is designed by Susan Lordi who uses family and friends as inspiration for her range. The range was introduced in the year 2000 and is going from strength to strength with items such as trinket boxes, Christmas decorations and even a nativity range being introduced! Susan Lordi actually hand carves her designs and then they are cast from her original design for production.

            What is lovely about this range is that there is literally going to be a figure of some sort to meet your needs. The figures that I love the most are the ones centred on family and so when I had my son back in 2005 I received a tall figure holding a small child close to her and I have also received smaller ones with babies too which have wings to signify protecting your child. There aren't just figures about babies and family though and you can also get figures to say happy birthday, thank you, get well soon or simply a thinking of you sentimental one. I have a good few figures on display in my home but I also have a small wall plaque about friendship which my friend bought for me and I have also bought my grandma a small trinket box and they are all made so very well and are simple yet effective.

            There are so many in the range and they are really beautiful to look at despite being so simple. These ornamental pieces are not garish in any way and are decorated in cream and neutral browns so they look simple and timeless in my opinion. What I really love about this range though is the fact that the faces on the figures are actually blank and so you are left to decide how the figure may be feeling, or how it makes you feel which I think is such a simple yet clever idea. The figures do look as though they are hand carved as well which is a nice touch. They are smooth but look as though they are a little rough around the edges and this really adds to the charm for me.

            My only little issue with these figures is the fact that they are really pretty fragile. Having them on display when I had a young son meant that they would sometimes be knocked down and a couple of the heads fell off the figures! Now I would say that they do glue back on ok and it is hard to tell anything has happened to them at all unless you really get up close and have a look but they are fragile pieces I think. This is to be expected though really and not so much a criticism of the items but more a warning that you do need to be careful with them or risk them breaking.

            These items seem to start around the ten pounds mark and can go up to around thirty pounds and so there is something to sort most budgets. Many of the smaller figures have metal angel wings on the back to almost act as a guardian angel and they are really pretty and only around £10-£12 depending on where you purchase and make a beautiful gift.

            I would certainly recommend this range and love all of the items that I have in it. My only issue personally is lack of places to display these or I would probably keep on buying more and more.

            Thank you for reading my review!

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              30.12.2012 22:54
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              sentimental gifts

              I have been lucky enough to receive a number of pieces from the Willow Tree collection as gifts over the years. I have also purchased them for gifts for others too. I think that they are lovely to receive to mark special events or occasions and I received a piece as a wedding gift and one when my son was born too.

              The Willow Tree collection is by Susan Lordi and began in January 2000. The collection is of columnar figures carved from wood. The creator, Susan Lordi, hand carves each of the original new designs for the figures. The figures are beautifully natural looking - with just a hint of colour, so they do appear to be very natural wooden statues. The figures are very collectible and a collection can be as small or large as you wish it to be. The figures are very well made and, I think, beautiful and interesting to look at. This is just a matter of taste and opinion though as I know that the faceless design of these is not to everyone's taste.

              The prices of the figures range for Around £10 to around £40 and there is something in the collection to mark most occasions/relationships. I have received the 'friendship' model from a friend which is a lovely sentiment and a gift that I will treasure. It is also quite a small, non-intrusive model that is nice to display. There are also lovely figurines for sentimental times - a new birth, for grandparents and sisters etc. In my experience, the figures are sturdy and well made. They feel solid to hold and smooth to the touch. They are of very good quality. They look simple and will complement most interiors as they are naturally coloured rather than bright or garish. They have a flat bottom so stand upright well too.

              Over the years, the collection has expanded and I was intrigued to see just recently that it now included nativity figurines. This may be an expensive way to recreate a nativity scene but I bet that it would look fantastic! I really do like this collection and hope to add to my collection some more over the years - they look lovely on a fireplace or sideboard. For me, what really makes this collection so nice is the sentimental factor - you can receive them as a special gift or to mark a momentous occasion in your life and they will always remind you of that. They are not cheap but, in my opinion, they are worth the investment - a lovely gift to receive.

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                29.12.2012 00:44
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                Lovely collectables

                I have had a love of these willow tree figures since they first appeared in 2000. They are beautifully carved with simple, natural and elegant lines.

                I have had one for a long time called wisdom from a good friend, for a while I've hinted that I'd like further ones to add as one on it's own looks lost! finally I have had another two this christmas one called angel of prayer and one called friend (from a friend of course!)

                Each one has meaning and often when I see them in peoples houses they reflect the person whose house it is, I'm always amazed at the variety of combinations there are, from pregant lady to grandparents with grandchildren. Each one a unique gift for that particular loved one in your life to express something that you'd like to express to them.

                There are family themes, angel themes, friendship themes and recently there has been beautiful nativity scenes which I really like the look of however they are very expensive.

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                They range from the smaller characters starting at £7 to £10, going up to the larger characters at £30 with the nativity sets at about £60.

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                The quality is excellent, they are very light and don't particularly have little bits that can be chipped or knocked off which is nice it means they last longer. They are made with natural colours which is what the creator Susan Lordi wanted, she hand carves each original which is then cast into many repeats.

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                Each peice has a meaning both for the giver and the receiver making them beautiful gifts for special people, or if you've bought yourself they express something about what is important to you. I don't know anyone who doesn't like them as they express something about both the giver and receiver.

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                As a collection they look great together. I love mine and hope to collect more.

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                15.10.2012 07:07
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                Lovely collectables

                ==Overview==

                Willow Tree are a set of collectable figurines which are available from all good gift shops, Argos and H Samuels. Not one to go usually go in for these sorts of collectables, i.e. usually being the type of person to avoid things like Lilliput Lane collectables etc. I'm surprised at how much I like these and how popular they are. Each figure does not have any facial features and we are supposed to understand their feelings and what they are portraying from their stance and their actions. Each figure is dressed mostly in cream and the other colours used are cream, beige and grey. They range in price from around £8 to £30 depending on the size. The most expensive one I have seen is the nativity scene which comprises some of the nativity figures (you can add on the wise men etc at extra cost) and that is around £85-£100.

                ==My Opinion==

                I have a number of these, largely given to me by friends and family who know I collect them. I wouldn't say I am trying to get every one in the collection as I sometimes find a house can become overran with clutter but I must have about five of these now which sit on my mantle piece. The pieces are well made and feel very solid. I have a Congratulations one (for passing exams), Two Alike (from my sister), Together (for our wedding), Love of Learning (more exams) and Friendship (obvious reasons). As I say, I haven't got a huge collection but do really like them. They aren't tacky or trashy in anyway and look quite classy. They also make a really nice gift to give to other people, mainly because of the neutral colours which would fit in really well with most home decor. I have given a number of them to my friends and family and they have always been really well received.

                ==Overall==

                I think that these make a lovely present either for some one else (or for me!). I typically wouldn't buy myself one but if I saw one I particularly liked then I would buy it for myself. I do like having them bought for me for special occasions and I have memories attached to each one. They bring out new figurines regularly so should you want to collect them I'm positive you could build up a nice collection in no time and for a fairly reasonable cost. I think for the look of them, the price of them and the quality of them, they are a great little collection to have in the home and also make lovely presents (if you are struggling for ideas for Christmas, there is bound to be one to suit your needs!).

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                11.08.2011 20:33
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                Lovely pieces that fit everybody

                When my mum wanted to know what myself and my husband wanted for Christmas one year I knew I wanted an ornament for my shelves, so went on the hunt for the "right" one.

                I came across the Willow Tree figures and fell in love.

                The Willow Tree collection was designed by Susan Lordi and consist of many different figures which all represent different people and stages in your life, with lovely names such as "Together" and "Grandmother".

                Since getting our first two figurines, one representing myself and my husband, and one with a mother and her two children to represent my two sons, I have acquired two new figurines.

                The thing I love about these is how they represent life - they are based around the people close to you, and with their lack of faces you can interpret them however you wish. There is a great range of looks that the women, men and children have so you can really find one to fit. They are rugged looking - they literally look like they have been hand carved although we know they haven't. They are plain and simple and just "fit" into any room.

                Not only are there figures in the collection but also candle holders, plaques and boxes so there really is something for everyone. And with prices ranging from £10 to £30 there is something for every budget too.

                I for one will be adding to my collection as and when the time is right.

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                05.02.2011 10:14
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                Great gift, personal and Good value!

                I first became inerested in this collection when i wanted to buy a wedding gift that was a little less traditional than the common photo frames, and i came across this lovely selection of 'Willow Tree'.

                Willow tree as a brand was delevoped in 2000 by Susan Lordi and make a lovely addition to your home. I have found that they make both a lovely, meaningful gift, but also a little treat for yourself too.

                There is something for everyone in this collection, and myself have around 10 Angels, 8 figuirines and 4 trinket boxes.

                As stated above, it is not only the figuines that can be bought. Susan also developed an angel range, with the figuirines having bespoke wire wings to their backs. These, like the original figuines come in different sizes from small (about 10cm), to larger ones (aroung 20cm). Every angel in range has a different meaning and sentiment, which is why they are perfect to give as a meaningful gift.

                Although mass produced, the design of the figuines and angels lend themselves to look as though they are hand made. In neutral colours of beiges and browns, they do not look out of place in any room and all figurines, angels and trinket boxes come with folded cards explaining the meaning of the ornament. For example: I have the pregnant lady figuirne (bought for me by my husband when i was expecting)called cherish, and card it comes with says "expecting a miracle". This is such a lovely sentiment and a heartfelt gift.

                Prices range from £9.99 for a small single figuire, to around £30 for those ornaments with 2 or 3 people in them, such as generations. They can be found online, in larger department stores and most high street jewellrey shops.

                Moving on the the trinket boxes, these are both rectangular and circular in shape and have a carved picture on the lid. Some have embelishments such as gold hearts and remain in the signiture neutral colours.

                The trinket boxes are special in that they have an inscription on the inside base of the box, such as 'you will always have my heart', with the heart of gold box. I dont keep anything in my boxes, they are display only, but are of a size (approx 7cm diameter) that you could store small items in.

                All of the collection of Willow tree and boxed in a brown packaging with the ornate handwriting known to Willowtree and all have polystyrene encasing to protect your precious purchase.

                As you can see, i could rave about Willow tree all day, i think they are a fab collection, and there are even items that would suit the males of the world, such as the Dad figurine or Generations.

                I have to mention also, that just recently, Susan Lordi has also released a Willow tree collection of greetings cards that have the different figuirnes on them, and are blank inside, so can be used for any message you wish, great idea!

                I would defeinately recommend the Willow tree brand as a treat for yourself, or a gift for someone else. You will never be stuck for ideas for pressies again!!

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                  28.01.2011 14:09
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                  A great gift at a great price

                  A few years ago, I was looking for the perfect thankyou gift for my mother on my wedding day. I had seen the Willow Tree collection in the window of H Samuels Jewellers many times and it hit me that this would be the perfect thing to buy her - something sentimental which she can look at often, but fits in with her home decor.

                  I went for a beautiful figurine of a couple dancing, which stands about 20 centimetres tall. It cost £29.99 and came in a plain white cardboard box, perfect for wrapping.

                  The figurine is made of a crackle effect resin, made to look like a wood carved sculpture. They are very natural in appearance and the colours are muted, creams, browns and warm tones. Some of the ornaments feature wire - for example a child holding a balloon where the string would be wire, or an angel with wire wings. Some hold hearts which are coloured red, and some have bunches of flowers in soft greens and yellows. They are all individually beautiful.

                  My mum absolutely loved her ornament and now displays it proudly on her mantelpiece. Now our first baby is due, I'm going to buy her the sculpture of Grandma and Baby available from Amazon.

                  There are ornaments available for all occasions - spiritual, weddings and christenings, birthdays, special events like a new baby or home, and best friend gifts. There is something for everyone. As they are quite plain in their beauty they match most decor and are suitable for any age without being too twee. They make a lovely collection when you have a few pieces together, or look lovely alone.

                  The ornaments as I've said are available on the high street at H Samuel and online at H Samuel, Amazon and independent gift shops. The range starts from around £13 for a small sculpture and up to around £50 with the average price around £25. The price is very reasonable for the quality of the gift, which looks well made and is heavy enough to stand safely on a shelf without worry of it being easily knocked over.

                  I highly recommend the Willow Tree range especially for special gifts because they are always well received and a bit of a change from the usual stuff you get. They're a bit classier whilst being affordable and I absolutely love the collection.

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                    08.11.2010 21:29
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                    A lovely gift

                    First off I did want to write about the individual pieces in my Willow Tree Collection but that is no to be and Dooyoo have told me to right my review on Willow Tree as a wholw here so here goes....

                    The Willow Tree Collection has been around since early 2000 and is by an artist called Susan Lordi. Susan is the one who carves the original figurine for each piece. These figurines are then cast and mass produced. However each figurine once cast is hand painted which does give them a uniqueness. The colours used are all light and delicate. The main body of the figurine is usually an off white for the female characters and then a white and light brown for trousers of male figures. The figures show men, women and children and or based on delicate moments in time like an embrace between a couple or a hug between parent and child. Each one holds a special meaning and there is one for everyone.

                    The beautiful and individual thing about the Willow Tree Figures is they have no facial features it is left to individuals to interpret what the feeling is behind the piece. The figures show that you do not always need facial expression to show feelings, the feelings are shown through the way the figure holds itself an arm around a shoulder or arms out wide.

                    I have many in my collection including

                    'Free Spirit - Dancing through life with laughter' Which shows a younger looking model with wavy hair leaning to the side with hands glasped together you can imagine that she would be smiling as she sways from side to side.

                    'Happiness - FREE to sing, laugh, dance....... create' This one shows a young girl with arms open wide leaning backwards with 2 birds on each arm this time I imagine that the figure would have her eyes closed and the wind would be blowing through her hair.

                    'Close to me - Apart or together, always close to me' This one shows an older women figurine with her arms around a younger female it was a gift from my mom and to me it shows love and warmth.

                    These are just a few of the ones I own I buy mine from Smart Ideas which is a gift shop which sells all all sorts of lovely figures like this as well as cards. The figures vary in price from £15 up to £40 depending on how big the pieces are.

                    I give Willow Tree Figures 5 stars they are something special and there is somethign for everyone.

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                      Lovely Collection

                      I was looking for a simple but expressive ornament for a gift when I came across the Willow Tree collection by Susan Lordi.

                      I was buying a birthday present for a friend who is a dancer and found the perfect figurine. It was simple with nothing fancy going on but the expression and stance of the figurine bought all emotion of dance in to one.

                      The figurines soon became a collection point for myself. They have no face and the expression comes straight from how they are standing, sitting, what they are holding etc, they are elegantly simple which is surrounded by peace and serenity.

                      They come with a little card telling you about the figurine for example one of mine says 'Allowing dreams to soar' which is on the Angel of Freedom figurine.

                      I personally find that sometimes expression on faces can look non expressive, take away what the figurine is about and depending on the artist some times look quite scary. Thats why I like these ornaments more.

                      These figurines are a lovely gift for times/events in peoples life. They have figurines that express love, hope, faith, life, death, birth, hobbies and many more. These figurines range from £13-£68, this includes the nativity set they do (6 figurines). They do a Angel Collection that come with wire wings that are priced at £13, these are my favorite.

                      They also make Keepsake Boxes (ranging from £13-£17), Candle-holders (£17), Greeting Cards (ranging from £2.50-3.50), Hanging Ornaments (ranging from £8-10), Memory Boxes Collection (£20-24), Photo Frames (ranging from £18-23) and Plaques (£13).

                      As you can tell there is a huge selection to chose from. They come in a brown cardboard box packed with polystyrene to keep them safe from breakage, the name of the Figurine and a description of what it represents.

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                        I can't decide if I love or hate the collection!

                        I first realised the Willow Tree collection existed when I spotted these wooden figures on my sister's mantelpiece, my friend's fireplace and my step-mum's window sill. The collection was first introduced by artist Susan Lordi in January 2000 and it is now extremely popular.

                        The Willow Tree figurines are made out of wood and each figure is often carrying something - a heart, a dove, a flower - to depict love and hope. You can also buy a figure that depicts a family union - for example, you can get a Willow Tree design depicting lovers, a couple with a new baby and a grandmother with her granddaughter.

                        This collection is widely available in most jewellery and department stores. Prices within the collection range from around £10 to £30, I think the prices are quite reasonable, because the ornaments are something you can keep forever.

                        Over the years I have bought different items from the Willow Tree collection as gifts. However I have a confession to make - personally I don't really like them - I can see why people do, because they depict special moments that happen in people's lives, but I don't think I'd ever buy one myself because I don't like the fact that the ornaments don't have faces - I think they almost look like ghosts! That said, if somebody bought me an item from the Willow Tree collection to depict a personal moment in my life I'm sure I'd cherish it.

                        I have recently purchased something from the Willow collection as a gift for my friend's engagement. I'm taking a risk because as far as I'm aware she doesn't own anything else in the collection and it might seem odd that I'd purchase an item which I don't personally like very much, but I feel like the chosen design depicts the couple perfectly. The figure I've chosen is an angel holding a blue star. My friend has a bit of a fascination with stars and the theme of the wedding is a starry night - and I think it looks like the angel is looking after their dream of a perfect wedding - that sounds cheesy I know...

                        Each piece from the Willow Tree collection is perfectly carved and they look lovely in the home. The neural colours that are used in each design also mean that the figures fit in with the décor of most homes.

                        I think the majority of people will either love or hate the Willow Tree collection... personally, I can't quite decide... because even though I'm not a massive fan of the design, I think they depict sentimental moments and relationships perfectly and if you're looking to buy a meaningful gift then I do recommend that you check the collection out.

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                          14.05.2010 16:07
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                          Superb sculptures and thoughtful words make a gorgeous gift

                          The idea behind these beautiful figurines is so simple-a person in a pose, maybe holding something or posing with another, with a name and a message for each figure. However, something that seems so simple has become a massive part of my life already.

                          I got one of these figures for my mum as a birthday present and she was so touched by it. Each figure is well packaged in a simple cardboard box, with polystyrene packing and a plastic bag over the figure. Once opened you find a gorgeous, simply sculptured figure in neutral colouring with a little card telling you the name of the figure and what it represents. I was given a small figure by a child that I taught at the end of the last school year and also by my husband on the birth of our baby and I feel that they make very thoughtful and attractive gifts.

                          My mum has since begun to collect these statues and has quite a collection now. Some people find it odd that none of the figures have facial expressions however I like this because I think you can imagine your own image there, making it have special meaning to you.

                          These figures are beautiful and there are so many that finding one to give the message you want to is no problem. I very much like this range and wish I could afford to buy more however I think they are more meaningful given as gifts. The figures range in price depending on the size of them, and there are also a couple of plaques and boxes in the range that you can buy.

                          I think these are well priced for what they are-a simple figure with an appropriate amount of detail with a thoughtful meaning to put a smile on your face. Lovely gifts-I wish I had more!

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                            12.02.2010 10:38
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                            They're lovely!

                            The Willow Tree Collection is my favourite type of ornament collection out there. The simply, earthy design is so effective and easy on the eyes.

                            They never have facial features - which is a little odd when you first look at them, but what is so great about these figurines is that you end up putting your own face on theirs (subconsciously of course, don't go imagining me painting the faces with smiles and eyelashes.)

                            I have Joy, Together, Angel of Prayer, Angel of Friendship and New Dad. I am secretly hoping that my hubby will buy me Love for Valentine's Day - but I doubt that will happen because I haven't even been dropping hints!

                            The figurines are very reasonable. Most of them are between the £9-22 mark which I feel is cheap in comparison to some others out there.

                            The Willow Tree Collection accurately portrays the beauty of all the stages of life, love and growing. There is one for every occasion and they are always creating more and more new designs.

                            I absolutely adore this collection.

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                            The original inspiration for Willow Tree still holds true today: Willow Tree is an intimate, personal line of figurative sculptures representing qualities and sentiments that help us feel close to others, heal wounds, or treasure relationships to living things. Artist Susan Lordi hand-carves each original piece with this thought in mind. Her figures continue to evolve as she identifies emotions so important for us to convey, and renders them in simple, pure gestures. These art forms beautifully express love, closeness, healing, courage, hope...all the emotions of a life well lived.